DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) - Ford Motor Company has announced they plan to hire 2,200 salaried workers in the United States in 2013 to "support the continued aggressive pace of new Ford product introductions."
This hiring push will be the largest increase in new salaried workers in more than 10 years at the automaker, according to Ford.
Most of the new positions will be in product development, manufacturing and IT.
As a part of the automaker's 2011 contract with the United Auto Workers, Ford has committed to create 12,000 new U.S. jobs by 2015.
These 2,200 new positions along with the more than 8,100 combined salaried and hourly jobs Ford added in the U.S. in 2012, has put the automaker well past the halfway mark on their job creation goal.
"Our One Ford plan is designed to create profitable growth, and our new hiring is a direct result of our plan working," said Ford president of The Americas Joe Hinrichs in a statement. "As we expand our product lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles, we need more people in critical areas – such as in a range of engineering activities, vehicle production, computer software and other IT functions – to ensure we deliver the vehicles people want and value."